STANFORD — Two days after Lincoln County magistrates voted to recommend that deceased Magistrate Dexter Todd's seat be filled by his widow, Brenda Todd, Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed fiscal court veteran Bill Dyehouse instead.
Judge-Executive Jim Adams said he received the official executive order from Beshear's office via fax shortly after noon Thursday.
Dyehouse, who previously served as second-district magistrate for decades and has also been mayor of Crab Orchard, will be sworn in at the circuit clerk's office 9:30 a.m. Friday.
"I'm very glad and very excited about being chosen by the governor to fill out the term of magistrate in the second district. I'm also honored to fill out the term of my friend, Dexter Todd," Dyehouse said in a phone interview Thursday afternoon. "It was a loss to our county and to our community when he passed away."
Adams said he thinks it's possible Beshear went with Dyehouse, a Democrat, instead of Brenda Todd, a Republican, because of Dyehouse's experience in the position.